Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 26, 2013


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Alliant Energy Corporation ( LNT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LNT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.44% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $52.39, the dividend yield is 3.59%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LNT was $52.39, representing a -0.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.66 and a 24.12% increase over the 52 week low of $42.21.

LNT is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). LNT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.9. Zacks Investment Research reports LNT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.87%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LNT Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LNT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LNT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund ( IJJ )
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV )
  • Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IVOV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IVOV with an increase of 18.02% over the last 100 days. IJJ has the highest percent weighting of LNT at 0.86%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: DUK , EXC , IJJ , IVOV , LNT , MDYV

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